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Yonah at The Transport Politic breaks down the transit funding in the draft stimulus package and generally finds it wanting: the bill does virtually nil for intercity rail, providing only $1.1 billion for Amtrak and state-based rail provision. The bill notes that the Northeast Corridor alone needs $10 billion in upgrades. How will this funding […]

Jan 16th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

The economic crisis that has been slowly unfolding over the last year or so is growing worse by the day, and the incoming Obama Administration and its allies in Congress are already discussing plans for a new economic stimulus package, one that will likely include infrastructure spending. The figures being tossed around so far have […]

Nov 14th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Washington Independent, an online news source, has been running a 3-part series on a new economic stimulus package being considered in Congress and one of their entries is Building Out of Economic Chaos, making the point that infrastructure stimulus is a necessary part of getting this country back on its feet. Democratic leaders appear […]

Nov 2nd, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

At a press conference in San Francisco today Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom all spoke out in favor of Proposition 1A. Their presence ought to dissuade some of the Prop 1A critics who claim that federal funding is uncertain – in 2009 these two members of Congress will […]

Oct 31st, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized